The March Made It – A little St Pat’s with heart

It’s a little late but HAPPY ST PADDY’S DAY!  Hope you all enjoyed it in some way wherever you are in the world…being Irish myself (well, half anyway) I particularly loved seeing my Irish friends posting green-Guinness-shamrock-splashed pics  all over Facebook! Makes me very homesick…Heehee, I couldn’t resist sharing this one


Now you know 🙂

Keeping with the St Pat’s theme is our latest entry into the March Made It…


A Sweetie KNIT Shamrocking St Patrick’s Day by Knitting With Heart

The happy-hearted Jackie from Knitting With Heart made this beautiful St Patrick’s day wreath, taking finger knitting to a new level by making the “grapevine” out of recycled, spun NEWSPAPER – I’ve never seen this before and I LOVE it!!! It’s adorned with a selection of colourful knitted hearts and shamrock (see the original post for the patterns).

On to my to-do list it goes!!

~ THIS MONTH’S AWESOME PRIZE IS MADE & DONATED BY JILL FROM NICE PIECE OF WORK, so click on the link below to enter your creations to be with a change to win her super stylish newsboy hat!

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Love Maryanne



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The FEB Made It – *WARNING* Content may inspire sensitive viewers

Happy Monday everyone – I hope you all had a wonderfully fun and relaxing weekend!

It was a busy one for me with lots on the go which I will post about later. In the meantime, here are two pics as a sneaky preview…I promise, there’s a good explanation

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The Made It entries are coming in fast & furiously, so sit back and enjoy….

Next up are entries from long time Made It challenger, Jill from O’Noodles who magically produced not one but TWO stunning Afghans throws (and these were stash busters too!)


“Hundertwasser” Afghan by O’Noodles


“Happy Heart” Afghan by O’Noodles

The first one was inspired by the artist  Hundertwasser whose use of colour will leave you weak at the knees – all Jill’s hard work truly captures his bright and bold style . The second throw was inspired by a “Happy Heart” challenge and too has an “arty” look to it. Both amazingly beautiful and inspirational throws!!   Which is your favourite???


Wooohoooo FREE PATTERN!!!! Thank you  to Jackie from Knitting With Heart for not only entering her ADORABLE Sweetie♥ Knit♥Heart (ring and bracelet) into the Made It challenge but for sharing her pattern with us. (Click on the link of pic to download). I love them as pictured above over a pair of gloves, very chic!

Hellloooooo Pigtails! So happy to have you back, with 3 more sensational entries…

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Patchwork Blanket by Pigtails

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Indigo Scarf by Pigtails

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Ripple Scarf by Pigtails

Wowwee, what a colour fest and complete visual treat! I must say, the Patchwork blanket speaks to my very soul – the colours are delicious and the circle & squares have me utterly mesmerized. I adore her Indigo scarf with the beautiful bobble stitch, crocheted using Vinnis Serina, a soft silky bamboo – click on the post of the pattern and a link to an Invisible Double Knot. And staying with beautiful stitches, this Vintage Fan Ripple stitch is pure heaven – looking forward to seeing that throw too, Magda!

Looks like we’ll be saying Bon Voyage to the lovely Pigtails as she and her intrepid family leave SA for Qatar! THANKFULLY, the world is a WiFi village and we’ll have loads of fun keeping updated with new adventures and new crochet! 

Thanks for stopping by everyone, will be back soon with more!

Love Maryanne

*click on the PINK LINK to add yours*

***  The FEBRUARY Made It Challenge  ***

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